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United States Amphibian Populations Rapidly Declining
2013-05-25 05:57:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The number of frogs, toads and salamanders in the US could be falling at an even more severe and widespread rate than previously believed, and even amphibian populations thought to be stable are actually on the decline, according to new research for the US Geological Survey (USGS). The study, which was published earlier this week in the journal PLOS ONE, is believed to be the first-ever estimate of how quickly amphibians across...

2013-05-24 23:32:37

a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, publishing Part 3 of Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, publishing Part 3 of Saving...

2013-05-24 23:32:34

Endangered Earth Journal.com has published Part 3 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 23, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 3, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species. In the interview, Vié talks...

Climate Change And Species Interaction
2013-05-23 05:23:02

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online While the weather can affect a person´s mood, life scientists at UCLA have offered new evidence that climate change could affect interaction between species. The study, titled “Temperature dependence of trophic interactions are driven by asymmetry of species responses and foraging strategy” and published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, suggests that environmental temperature could have systematic effects on the...

Bee Biodiversity Improving
2013-05-22 09:59:52

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With beekeepers around the world still reporting a high rate of colony collapse, a new study from the University of Leeds comes as an encouraging sign for those worried about the level of bee biodiversity. In collaboration with Naturalis Biodiversity Centre in the Netherlands, the Leeds researchers found a dramatic drop in the amount of biodiversity in many species throughout Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands between the 1950s and...

2013-05-20 23:22:38

a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, posting Part 2 of Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 a Tiger Journal.com continues its three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, posting Part 2 of Saving...

2013-05-20 23:22:35

Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 2 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, on Saving Threatened Species From Extinction. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 20, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has posted Part 2, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our...

Climate Change Impacts On Amphibians Studied By USGS Experts
2013-05-19 06:22:41

[ Watch the Video: What is Climate Change ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A US Geological Survey (USGS) effort to monitor the impact of climate change on amphibians living in the ponds and swamps of the southeastern United States has discovered that changes in rainfall patterns can cause short-term declines in mole salamanders, the agency reported on Friday. As part of their research, the USGS´s Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative (ARMI)...

2013-05-17 23:17:40

Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1 of a three-part interview series with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our Species, for Endangered Species Day, May 17, 2013. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) May 17, 2013 Endangered Earth Journal.com has launched Part 1, of a three-part, 4,000 word interview, with Jean-Christophe Vié, Deputy Director of IUCN´s Global Species Programme and Director of SOS - Save Our...


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Guadalupe Storm Petrel, Oceanodroma macrodactyla
2014-09-08 09:23:52

The Guadalupe Storm Petrel (Oceanodroma macrodactyla) is a sea bird of small size belonging to the storm petrel family Hydrobatidae. It is apparently extinct. This species was nearly indistinguishable from its relative, Leach’s Storm petrel. Within the field, they couldn’t be told apart except by their circannual rhythm. In the hand, the Guadalupe Storm Petrel could be distinguished by slightly larger size and the paler colored underwing coverts. It bred only on Guadalupe Island off...

Sequoia slender salamander, Batrachoseps kawia
2014-02-06 10:04:58

The Sequoia slender salamander (Batrachoseps kawia) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California, ranging the western Sierra Mountains in California and the Kaweah River in Tulare County, California. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits deciduous woodlands, mossy green areas and coniferous forests. The Sequoia slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.3 to 1.8 inches long from snout to vent.  As its common name implies, its small, slim body...

San Gabriel slender salamander, Batrachoseps gabrieli
2014-02-06 09:49:23

The San Gabriel slender salamander (Batrachoseps gabrieli) is a member of the Plethodontidae family of salamander species. The species is native to California and it is found ranging from the San Gabriel Canyon, in the eastern San Gabriel Mountains to Kimbark and Waterman Canyon in the extreme western San Bernardino Mountains. The San Gabriel slender salamander grows to lengths between 1.5 and 2 inches. As its name implies, its small, slim body gives this salamander an almost wormlike...

Garden slender salamander
2014-01-28 09:52:54

The Garden slender salamander (Batrachoseps major) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to southern California and Mexico. The Sequoia slender salamander inhabits coastal sage scrub and woodlands, coniferous forests and rocky slopes. The species may also be found in common suburban gardens. The Garden slender salamander typically reaches lengths between 1.2 to 2.3 inches long from snout to vent. Its tail may measure almost 40% of its entire length. As its common...

Black-bellied Slender Salamander, Batrachoseps nigriventris
2014-01-17 15:33:18

The Black-bellied slender salamander (Batrachoseps nigriventris) is a member of the Plethodontidae family. The species is native to California. The slender salamander often inhabits oak woodlands. The species may also be found in mountains, stream surroundings and grasslands. The Black-bellied slender salamander ranges specifically throughout the mountains and valleys of the coast range from southern Monterey County south to the Santa Ana Mountains, including the Tehachapi, Santa Monica...

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